Mother Jones Radio 06-07-16: Guantanamo Ruling; Sen. Gary Hart; MoveOn.org's Joan Blades
The White House finally admitted this week that prisoners at
Guantanamo have civil rights. We talk to Joseph
Margulies, the lead attorney in one case that broke Bush's
unconstitutional stance. Margulies is also the author of "Guantanamo
and the Abuse of Presidential Power."
Also, former U.S. senator Gary Hart joins the fight against the radical religious right with his book "God And Caesar in America." He tells us that not only is the church a danger to the state -- the state is a danger to the church:
"The people who are demanding that the United States government
operate according to their religious beliefs are courting disaster,
because the very same state that they want to empower to achieve their
objectives can turn around and crush them if it becomes the kind of
theocracy that they seem to want."
And "Motherhood Manifesto," the movie, uncovers just how
anti-family the American business culture can be -- and how it can be
fixed. We'll talk to John de Graaf and MoveOn.org co-founder Joan
Blades about the movie.
Plus, Indian anti-dam activist Medha Patkar pledged to drown
herself in one dam's rising waters -- and almost succeeded. We'll
hear from Jacques Leslie, who profiles her in the current issue of Mother Jones.
Finally, we hear from political satirist Will Durst,
who celebrates a court's ruling that Tom DeLay must stay on the Texas
ballot -- even though he's dropped his re-election bid.
April 22, 2010
idiots wanting their 15 minutes of fame. Fake love for prisoners at Gitmo, too funny. Politicians only do whatever is in their best interest. If it furthers their career then they're all for it.